Washburn is located in Wisconsin’s Bayfield County. Washburn sits along U.S. highway 13 on the beautiful Chequamegon Bay. Washburn has a population of 2,117 and was founded in 1883. Washburn is a destination for those with a passion for fishing – smallmouth bass, salmon and lake trout.
Washburn offers a pair of campgrounds, several trout streams, sand beaches and a marina. Trails found in the Chequamegon/Nicolet National Forest offers beautiful trails for ATVs, mountain biking, horseback riding or hiking.
The Washburn Lakeshore Parkway and motorized, moderate hiking trail with a packed limestone surface. The first section of the trail is wheelchair accessible up to Washington Avenue with entrances at both ends. Besides three alluring, sandy beaches along the way, there are also interesting signs with historical information.
In winter, visitors can snowmobile over 600 miles of groomed trails and 1,000 miles of forest roads. Located northwest of Washburn on County C, Mt. Valhalla Recreation Area offers trails for snowmobiling or cross-county skiing.